Thursday, April 14, 2016

Firmware N915FXXU1DPC7, Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915F 1st Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915F has gotten it's first official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The update comes as software build version N915FXXU1DPC7 to which have been released in select European countries. Here it goes the stock firmware N915FXXU1DPC7 itself for those who might want to upgrade their Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915F to Marshmallow. This is also useful to those who have a rooted or modified devices that no longer receives any software update or might not have been be able to get the said Marshmallow. Installing the stock firmware itself will restore your device to factory settings and likewise upgrade to the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update at the same time.

Here are the firmware build details of the N915FXXU1DPC7, including the screenshots which serve as your reference about the update.

What Are the Technical Details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build N915FXXU1DPC7

Device: GALAXY Note edge
Model number: SM-N915F
Android Version: 6.0.2 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level: 2 April 2016
Baseband version: N915FXXU1DPC7
Kernel version: 3.10.40-7627238
Build number: MMB29K.N915FXXU1DPC7

Below are the official Android 4.4.4 firmware build N915FXXU1DPC7 that can be used by advanced users for unrooting and restoring back to stock official firmware. The stock firmware can completely restore your Galaxy Note Edge N915F to a factory default settings, which a clean-start, the way its look like the first day you bought it. Just follow the guide below on how to manually install it back on your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915F.

Download Galaxy Note edge SM-N915F N915FXXU1DPC7 Official Firmware/Stock ROM:

Important Note: The N915FXXU1DPC7 stock firmware can be used if your Galaxy Note edge that still runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware, rooted or not rooted, and even modified. In addition, flashing the unbranded firmware on-top of a carrier branded Galaxy Note Edge will not unlocked the device but only debrand it. Regional firmware restrictions might also but rarely encountered, meaning flashing European firmware to other regions like Africa and Asia will not tend to work.

Disclaimer: Use of the stock firmware is solely at your own risk! Don’t play with it if you don’t exactly knew where and when and how to use it.

  • Russia – N915FXXU1DPC7_SER (DOWNLOAD)

  • Ukraine – N915FXXU1DPC7_SEK (DOWNLOAD)

  • Kazakhstan – N915FXXU1DPC7_SKZ (DOWNLOAD)

  • Caucasus – N915FXXU1DPC7_CAU (DOWNLOAD)

Important Reminders: Flashing N915FXXU1DPC7 Stock Firmware

Make sure that your Galaxy Note Edge battery is fully charge.
Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it does not delete your phone’s stored data) . Mostly stock firmware packaged just the ones I posted here are non-wipe versions. But I strongly advice to make a back up of all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. before flashing no-matter if it is Full-Wipe or Non-Wipe. Just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in safe if something went wrong during the flashing process.

Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings >About Device > Settings >About Device> Look for the build number, then tap that build number for about 7-times. Go back to Settings>>Developer Options>>Enable USB Debugging Mode.

Enable decrypt mode, this is only necessary if you have changed your phone to Encryption mode. Just change the settings in Settings>>Security>>Encrypt Device, then decrypt your device back.
Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.

Use a PC that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port. Odin will not work on MAC.
Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note Edge.

Download the needed tools for flashing

Look for Odin3_v3.10 here
USB driver ( download Kies 3 or grab it here)
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures.

Just extract the downloaded file which is in compressed packed, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

How to Install the Full Stock N915FXXU1DPC7 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware

Step 1: Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.10 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

Step 2: Reboot your Galaxy Note Edge into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note Edge into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode screen will then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Step 3: Connect the device to PC

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Step 4: Load the stock N915FXXU1DPC7 firmware file

The stock ROM is pack in one .tar.md5 file only. Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.

Step 5: Start Flashing the N915FXXU1DPC7 stock ROM

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware

To confirm your fresh firmware installed, Go to Settings>About Device>Baseband version and the build number.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, It isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs.
Try to use another PC or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: You can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note Edge to Normal mode.


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